Art History Courses in London

Are you interested in art history and how to interpret art? Then why not browse our range of art history courses and choose from introductory courses, or explore further into practices, debates and discover the work of some of the greatest artists of all time. Daytime, evening and weekend classes are available at our main learning centre in London's cultural heart - Covent Garden.

Contact us to find out more about art history - call 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm or email [email protected].

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  1. Decoding dress: National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery  

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the meanings that cloth and clothing can convey through close consideration of famous paintings (and sitters). Artists from Duccio to Degas have used dress to tell stories, convey character, and help us to tell citizens from kings. #citylit #summerschool #nationalgallery #npg #portraits #costumehistory #historyofdress.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  2. Collectors and curiosities - at the V&A

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    From cabinets of curiosities to the modern museum, we'll explore what drives the great collectors of the past and today. #arthistory #vanda #historyofcollecting.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  3. Pioneering women at the National Portrait Gallery  

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Meet some of history's most inspiring women, not only well-known pioneers but also women over the past five hundred years whose stories have been forgotten. Discover and celebrate their achievements. #arthistory #npg.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  4. Art walks: stained glass in the city

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Discover stained glass in historic churches and buildings in walks and talks based on London's rich architectural heritage. #arthistory #summerschool #stainedglass #citywalk #london #walkingtour.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  5. Making illuminated manuscripts in the Islamic world

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical and theoretical course tracing the development of layout and decoration in sacred and secular illuminated manuscripts in the Islamic world. You will get to practice some of what you have learnt! #arthistory #shortcourse #islamicart #illuminatedmanuscripts.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Friday lates: Romans at the British Museum

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Check out silverware, glass and jewellery from Roman Britain at the British Museum and see how Roman designs and motifs were used and copied in medieval art. #arthistory #summerschool #romanbritain #britishmuseum #fridaylates.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  7. An introduction to contemporary art concepts

    Course Date: Sat 13 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what's going on in the mind of contemporary artists? This course explores the ideas and historical background behind some of today’s most intriguing works, from Conceptualism and Video to Body Art and Installation. Includes gallery visit. #shortcourse #contemporaryart # bodyart #conceptual art.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Introduction to the art of collecting

    Course Date: Sun 14 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Everything you wanted to know about collecting contemporary art, but were afraid to ask: How and where to buy art in today’s marketplace. Know your lithographs from your etchings, auctions from online and commission from conservation.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  9. Demystifying art at Tate Modern

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Get an overview of Tate Modern with this straightforward and lively insight into the gallery’s current displays and the role of the gallery in the contemporary art world. #arthistory #summerschool #tatemodern.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. Decoding dress: clothing and culture at the V&A

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the V&A’s rich collection of garments, artworks and objects, and forge connections between them. Learn what such clothing felt like to wear, and how difficult it is to display, through discussion drawn from contemporary accounts, diaries and letters. #arthistory #onedaycourse #costume #fashion.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  11. London's smaller galleries: Apsley House

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    An introduction to the Duke of Wellington's incredible art collection at Apsley House.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  12. Think like an artist: in early Mughal India

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking at the formation of the Mughal school of painting in India under the patronage of early rulers of the dynasty focusing on key artists in the royal ateliers. #summerschool #arthistory #mughalart #illuminatedmanuscripts.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. From the Grand Tour to the Great Exhibition - at the V&A  

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore how generations of 'Grand Tourists' were inspired by their travels, and transformed architecture and design in Britain on their return. #arthistory #vanda.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  14. Contemporary art in London summer exhibitions

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore and discuss some of London's newest and most exciting summer art exhibitions, at cutting edge venues across the capital. #arthistory #contemporaryart.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  15. London artists and their locals: the capital’s historic pubs

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Forget galleries or museums, surely the capital’s greatest institution is the traditional London pub! Explore quirky histories and wonderful architecture via some of London’s finest pubs, and the artists who drank there. #arthistory #walkingtour #pub #pubart #pubdesign #londonartists.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

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